[Executive Summary] Reforming Student Aid: How to Simplify Tax Aid and Use Performance Metrics to Improve College Choices and Completion

College costs are growing far faster than family incomes. Nearly half of students at public colleges have substantial unmet need. This executive summary of our longer “Reforming Student Aid” report explains how tax-based student aid and student outcome measures can be leveraged to improve college choices and completion rates. The summary is co-authored by Julie Strawn, Vickie Choitz, and Tim Harmon.